How To Stop Missing Your Ex

Published: 12th November 2009
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Suffering a painful break up can seem so devastating. You may think you will never get over it or that your life will never be the same. While those feelings are very real in the beginning there is no reason to think that you can't move on. This article discusses things that will show you how to stop missing your ex.

Start with closure. When a relationship ends, especially if you are the one being dumped most people want and need closure. This means that you have accepted the fact that it is over and you are ready to move on. You need to state verbally and in your mind that the relationship is over and believe it. If you think there is a chance that you will get back together with your ex you will never be able to move on.

Close the relationship. This means that you and your ex should return all physical possessions that you may have of each others. The relationship is over. There is no need to keep memories of your ex around. This only makes it more difficult to forget about them. This includes money - if you owe each other money then settle up as quickly as possible.

Physical space. It would be very difficult to get over someone if you always see them. How to stop missing your ex involves distance. In the short term you need to break off communication, no calls, texting, letters, etc. Avoid places that your ex may be. This may mean hanging out in other bars, restaurants, changing health clubs or church. It is best that you don't see or hear from each other for a while. This will allow you both to heal.

Meet new people. This can be one of the best ways to get over an ex. Meeting new people will help you find new interests and make you feel needed and wanted again. Don't shy away if you are attracted to someone either. It's OK to start dating soon after a breakup on a casual basis. Keep it casual though. You are on the rebound and it is easy to get attached to someone after you've been rejected.

Missing your ex is normal after a break up. It is not the end of the world even though it may seem that way. There is life after breaking up. You need to take action though. Follow the guidelines outlined in this article and you will have a much better chance of picking up the pieces and moving forward.

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